South East Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream continues as a high over South Australia moves to north of Tasmania today, then over the Tasman Sea by this evening. A hot northwesterly stream will develop during Thursday with a cold front to pass the far south in the late afternoon. Northerly winds freshen on Friday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west. The cold front will cross the state during Saturday morning and afternoon.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far south this morning. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 27.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:10am to 5:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Hobart 27
Partly cloudy. Huonville 25
Partly cloudy. Port Arthur 27
Partly cloudy. Richmond 29

Thursday 30 January

Hot and sunny. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 34.

Friday 31 January

Very hot. Mostly sunny day. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 38.

Saturday 1 February

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 28.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Wednesday.

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